Sign in to follow this  
Followers 0
Bitterman

Fonts

18 posts in this topic

I'm a geek (hey, this is an RPG forum right?) so when I make handouts for my players, I like to make them as professional-looking as my meagre art talent allows.

One way I like to do that is to use a consistent font to what's in the official products. Does anybody know what fonts (including sizes preferably) are used in Dark Heresy books?

I'm guessing the chapter titles / drop character font is unique to Dark Heresy and unavailable (though, FFG, wanna do us a favour...?) but can anyone suggest a similar alternative?

Then there seems to be an all-caps font for paragraph headings, a lower-caps font for sub-headings, and the paragraph font. The later also gets borrowed (in slightly larger form) for table column headings.

Suggestions welcome! (And yes, I know fonts aren't always free - I have a good selection though, it's just working out which to use, or what free alternatives are available).

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I’m a professional web developer/graphic designer and, after a cursory search, I was unable to identify the Dark Heresy title font. Perhaps a forum moderator can shoot an e-mail over to FFG graphics guy and let us know… I’m actually a bit curious myself now.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Caslon Antique is pretty close for using in main body text, there's also a custom made fonts out there which have lots of 40k symbols in it for most of the major species.

Requiem isnt a bad font either

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Columbus MT

Columbus MT (Bold)

Celestia Antiquia (Bold)

Celestia Antiquia (Semibold)

REQUIEM - Inquisitor ( I believe this is a custom GW font, so you will have to find a substitute for it)

These are the fonts used in the Errata PDF

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Varius said:

REQUIEM - Inquisitor ( I believe this is a custom GW font, so you will have to find a substitute for it)

 

A link to which is in the first post I made in this thread. I made it for my own use but people are welcome to it. So long as anyone can actually be bothered to follow the link.

 

Hellebore

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

You need a forum account to view your attachment I think, so I wasnt able to tell how close yours was.  And what I said wasnt wrong, its a custom GW font, correct?  You just re-created it.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

You said you'd need to find a substitute, that was the link I referred to. I didn't know you had to have a forum account. I can't attach it to this forum, it only allows links.

 

Hellebore

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Awesome response, cheers one and all. Any ideas on point size? (I can probably figure this out for myself with some trial and error but... I'm lazy...!)

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Bitterman said:

Awesome response, cheers one and all. Any ideas on point size? (I can probably figure this out for myself with some trial and error but... I'm lazy...!)

 

Left hand bar is 30.86 point Requiem (not sure on the tracking)

Body copy is 10 point Columbus with 12 point leading

Headings are 35.99 point Requiem with a -40 tracking

Sub headings are 11.2 point CelestiaAntiqua Semibold

The dropcaps are 42.64 Requiem

Behind headings and sub headings is Lassigue D'Mato that matches its size.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I didnt want people coming back saying their sheets were off by .01 ;)

I just straight up copied the info from illustraitor

 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Hey, there! Now that DarkReign40k seems to be down, is there any other way to get that Requiem-Inquisitor font somewhere? So far searching the net hasn't yielded any results…

Can anyone please help me out with this one? Thanks a lot in advance!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

@Aajz_Solari

Some of the old user-generated material from Dark Reign can be found here http://mmsprofiler.com/PDF/ where is is being hosted by messiahcide, one of the old users.  This is a temporary location though, and is likely to disappear some time in the future.

Looking though those, the only font I found was in the dark11.zip file.  Not sure if that is what you were looking for.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Thanks to the earlier posters for finding out the fonts. I was able to find everything else than the Columbus MT as a free download. As I started looking for substitutes, I noticed that the fonts history is based in late-fifteenth-century or early-sixteenth-century Spanish printing creating a typeface suited to contemporary tastes and needs (http://www.fonts.com/font/monotype-imaging/columbus).

You'll find from http://typophile.com/node/88654 many suggestions what might be a good replacement. From those, the fell types (http://iginomarini.com/fell/the-revival-fonts/), seem to be the only free choises. And from those, I'd imagine you would like to choose one that is not too quirky to maintain good readability. So, whith that in mind, I'm going to try French Canon, Double Pica and Great Primer.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!


Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.


Sign In Now
Sign in to follow this  
Followers 0